Senior Project Manager
Since joining McDowell Group in 1999, Heather has served in a wide variety of roles: project manager, research analyst, survey designer, and survey analyst, among others. Her areas of expertise include the visitor industry, surveys, education, and economic impact studies.
She is considered one of Alaska’s leading tourism industry analysts, having worked on a wide array of projects for the State of Alaska, large and small communities, and private sector clients.
Heather earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. She received training in facilitation from Morgan Madison & Company and completed online graduate coursework in market research through the University of Georgia. Heather was named a “Top 40 Under 40” by the Alaska Journal of Commerce in 2007.
Heather has been working out of Bellingham, Washington since 2010 (after 12 years working out of McDowell Group’s Juneau office). Outside of her work with McDowell Group, she keeps busy with two young boys and a Latin dance instruction company she runs with her husband Antonio.